I was recently sent a beautiful leather pouch made by 'Forbes & Lewis'* to go with my beautiful iPhone 5s. And I am in love. My little pink bunny phone pouch was falling apart and this sophisticated number came at just the right time! Even though my pretty golden phone needed a lovely leather coat, I think we should take some time apart. Obviously I won't be ending it completely but maybe we just need a break, maybe at certain times of the day. After all- I don't need to take a picture of every meal!
Sometimes having a smartphone can be smart, and sometimes it can not. I appreciate it when I'm lost and need to find where I am on the map and when I can't remember something and google gets me back on the right track and in the know and when I need the time!
Sometimes I don't appreciate the fact I don't have to sign in every app or waste an hour looking at pointless statuses on Facebook or taking a picture of what I am wearing or tweeting about what I am daydreaming about for no reason or to think of something to take a picture of to put on Instagram because I haven't posted anything for a while.
Sometimes I should read a book instead of gazing at the tiny screen. Sometimes I should listen to a whole album on the cd player instead of a song via YouTube.
But sometimes pinning pretty pictures on Pinterest is enough to pull me out of my negativity and sometimes receiving lovely tweets make my day.
I think having a healthy relationship with your phone is the key; Scheduled times, and Knowing when to stop using it (i.e the dinner table or whilst chatting with your friend or during a really good film- you can IMDB that actor later!).
I also think giving your phone some beautiful accessories from time to time to make it feel special can be good too! (& addictive!)
Do you and your phone need a little time out? Do you find it hard to put it to bed?